The Bachelor of Science in Human Services at Cambridge College is guided by systemic and holistic thinking along with an appreciation of research and how it informs practice. A collaborative model of teaching and helping creates an environment where all students are encouraged to reach their potential. We do this by providing opportunities for our students to increase their knowledge and practical skills while recognizing the valuable contributions they are making in their workplaces and in their communities. Our goal is to be an integral part of the change that needs to happen to create a more just and equitable society.
Required courses provide broad-based knowledge of individuals, families, and communities with historical and multicultural perspectives. They present a unique strengths-based, systemic and culturally relevant approach to working with people effectively across many varied settings.
Courses in family studies provide the knowledge and skills needed by practitioners to work effectively with the many demands families today are facing. Our emphasis on building on strengths and respecting and valuing what is important to families while providing care in a culturally humble way, serves to empower families as students learn how to assist them in the changes they are seeking. Students who focus in this area often go on to further studies in human growth and development, human services, social work, marriage and family therapy, and family policy. Students may focus on working with families or family members, on family development, advocacy, case management, or policy.